Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I am not going to tell you the story of the Carousel of Progress, we all know everything about it.
Instead, here is a pictorial report, with great pictures and videos, and Walt himself describing this beloved attraction.
The Carousel of Progress, it's also a song "There is a great big beautiful tomorrow" written by the Sherman brothers in a time where the hope in the future was stronger than today!
In the first video below, right after the Leonard Matlin intro, Walt is with the Sherman brothers rehearsing the song. And he stands near the model of the attraction which was going to open at the New York's world fair, General Electric pavilion.
But the Carousel of Progress was also the beginning of life-size audio-animatronic, and in this next video, Walt introduce them to the audience.
Here is an old Disneyland postcard showing the Carousel of Progress building in Disneyland.
Here is now some pictures of the attraction, if possible in chronological order, as there is a chronology.
And now, for those of you who miss the attraction - but we all miss it, don't we? - here is a great video of the whole show by ru42.
But some of you may remember the OTHER version of Carousel of Progress, with a different song "Now is the time". Personally, this one was my favorite theme, and here is, in two parts, videos of this version, thanks to "magicalthemeparks"
For more facts about the attraction, have a look HERE
Photos and making-of videos: copyright Disney Enterprises Inc.
ru42 video: copyright ru42
Last videos copyright magicalthemeparks
Many thanks to ru42, magicalthemeparks, freedogshampoo and mfiles2000 for the youtube videos.